UCL Computer Science


Our Partners

It is through the generosity and support of our partners that we are able to train the next generation of leaders in Cybersecurity.

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As much as we love research, cybersecurity is not simply an academic pursuit. Working closely with partners in the private sector, in government, and in the third sector is essential to our CDT. It ensures that our research reaches those who really need it and it also ensures that real world, in the wild problems – that only our partners can fully appreciate – inform and shape our research.

These relationships are central to the ethos of our CDT and we’re always open to innovative ways that we can collaborate with partners – on any scale.

How our Partners Contribute

Industry partners can get involved in the CDT in a variety of ways:

Research projects:

  • Funding of studentships
  • Co‐supervision of students and projects

Training and placements:

  • Participate in or provide Events (e.g. Poster competitions) and brainstorming session.
  • Provide student placements and internships
  • Provide training and workshops
  • Hosting careers events

Provision of technology and expertise:

  • Access to relevant data
  • Hardware, software and support
  • Site visits
  • Guest lectures and teaching support
  • Product testing


  • Sponsorship of our events or activities
  • Hosting conferences

Advisory Board:

  • Participation in our annual review, providing strategic advice for the centre.
Benefits for Partners

The benefits of involvement in an Cybersecurity PhD project include:

  1. Tackle a commercially relevant problem to your organisation. The projects are co-created with you and outputs will be in your interest;
  2. Cost effective way to be involved and benefit from leading research in Cybersecurity where you may not have the recourses or expertise to tackle a research project alone; 
  3. The opportunity to develop a project with a UCL PhD student with an excellent academic record and motivation to help solve a significant research problem;
  4. Have the opportunity to help in the admissions process to recruit the right student;
  5. Benefit from UCL’s expertise, including access to expert academic supervisors and access to world-class facilities.

Other benefits of getting involved more generally: 

  • Be part of a new initiative in an ever-growing sector;  
  • Access to an excellent internship/ placement pool of students; 
  • Opportunity to participate in our Advisory Board, shaping the future strategy of the CDT.
How much will it cost to fund a studentship

The costs of a sponsoring a studentship depends on the nature, size and type of the sponsoring organisation. To discuss the pricing model, please contact the CDT Manager, Fiona Mannion f.mannion@ucl.ac.uk.

Current Partners

Amazon Web Services, Barclays Bank plc, Cisco Systems UK, Cybernetica AS, Google Deep Mind UK, Hatdex Community, Kryptic PBC, Microsoft Research Ltd, National Police Chief’s Council, National Cyber Security Centre, Privitar, Ripple, Spherical Defence, The Tor Project, The Alan Turing Institute, Veganetwork.io, Creditmint, Lloyd’s Register Foundation.